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Internet no longer working, but internal network is fine.

Internet provider is Cable or DSL. The internal network has 1 server computer, 4 workstations, 1 network printer , 1 network photocopier and 1 computer that can access the Internet via wireless router. The workstations can access the server with no problems. The wireless does not access the server. The other computers are connected to a D-Link desktop switch and then connected to a wireless D-Link router with the cable modem. The Internet was working earlier today. Now it will only work in the computer is connected directly to the modem or the router. The computer on the wireless still does not work, but this may be due the distance.

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  • gambit3rogue
    gambit3rogue May 11, 2010

    By what I can understand its seems you haven't reset your wireless router or the modem, seeing as you have a connection just not the wireless part

  • Robert Stout
    Robert Stout May 11, 2010

    did you have a brown-out or power outage?
    have you reset the switch and router?
    do the workstations access the internet thru the server?
    can all the wired units use the printer?
    does the hub bypass the server and connect directly to the router?

  • davemitch
    davemitch May 11, 2010

    From your description - it is not clear what the problem is.
    Is it possible to draw a network diagram, mentioning the IP address schema used and specifically state what the problem is.



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I agree with all the above.. it's definately clear as mud how the network is designed and or funtioning. The machines connected to the wireless d-link router.. are they via cat5 inthe wired ports or wireless ? is the server the machine thats connecting to the switch and wiress router and modem? i'd say reset all switches modems routers and machines.. shut them all down.. then fire the cable modem, then the wireless router then the desktop switch then the server, the workstations and the one lonely wireless.. run "ipconfig /all" on all machines and if they aren't all sharing common ips and access, provide the results here for further investigation.

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